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@earthshaker01 All very cool. Eye popping, especially with 3D glasses included. Funny animal books may not be everyone's cuppa, but it's a wonderful genre with lots a great GA art by a wide range of talented folks. Love the Captain Rocket, that one doesn't pop-up often.

Conversely, the depth of my collection is narrowly focused: high grade, art centered & predominantly costumed heroes. Stylistically, the GA artists whose work impresses me most are Alex Schomburg, Reed Crandall, Lou Fine and Jack Kirby, but there's so much other great work flying under the radar.

It's great seeing more obscure titles posted here.

Thanks @CatmanAmerica. Always enjoy seeing yur classics you post. I like the obscure as you know. Mostly #1's, #nn's, promos et...from the GA and early SA. One day I hope to do a showing in one of the larger cities near me. Maybe renting ing a gallery amd displaying all the slabs. There are alot.
I may need some help identifing
4 books. They are GA and I should have then in house soon. I'll explain more when I get them photo'ed. They are something I don't normally buy, but unique in an odd way, right up my alley.
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International #1

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1950 #1 & #2


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This book is untouchable
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Treasure #1

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All of those books are Treasures!

One of the cooler aspects of high grade GA collecting is the opportunity to acquire legacy books (pedigrees, with provenance stretching back to original owners). For instance, the Marvel Mystery #3 (posted earlier) and #7 (below) were originally owned by Lamont Larson (he had his 90th birthday July 2nd, 2017)...


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Science #1

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Buck Duck #1

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Buck Duck #1

There's an Atlas you don't see everyday!
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1950 #1 & #2

What's the grade on the number 1? I've been looking for a high-grade copy forever.
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1950 #1 & #2

What's the grade on the number 1? I've been looking for a high-grade copy forever.
I haven't had it graded yet
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1950 #1 & #2

What's the grade on the number 1? I've been looking for a high-grade copy forever.
you might find this hard to believe but years ago I counted that I have 10 raw copies of #1 in a box somewhere. Nothing less than about a 7.5 on up to who knows what the best would be but I suspect maybe 9.2 to 9.4. I'll press the best ones myself before I graded them.
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Check these out. I just picked up 4 different 1940's promos that the Fox Regent Theatre in Winfield, Kansas during WWII had removed the covers of some comics of the day and added their promotional covers to promote the theater.
You know I like rare oddities plus the WWII nostalgia of them I couldn't pass them over. Gave the owner 200.00 for all four comics. I figured 50.00 a piece was fair. Not sure if they have value, but really cool.
Here is the front and back cover shots and some of the interiors, to give you idea. Wonder what issues they were they used. Anyone have a clue, would be nice to know.
Look at back cover ad trying to enlist women to working in factories. That was because men were off at war I guess.
















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Man, this thread's been busy today!

Well, here's s'more MLJ, this time the exterior. This Church copy of Shield-Wizard #7 reboots the first lead character in a less super-powered form complete with a new costume design (similar to Timely's Cap). In fact, this clearly looks like a Kirby cover ...perhaps Jack's only work for MLJ... and appears to have been created between S&K's departure from Timely and the dynamic artist duo being picked up by D.C.! Interesting coincidence, huh?


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Killers and Thrillers


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A couple of spots.


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